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Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely stay we had at this place - the hosts are very friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. What makes a real difference in this place compared to other motels/hotels we stayed at in our recent NZ trip, is very good shared guest facilities with a large kitchen and dining/lounge area - making this a...

Thank MvMortensen
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at Drifters Inn for two nights. Lovely place across the road from the Springs. Guest kitchen and laundry available as well as a communal dining and lounge area. Thanks Andy for looking after us. Would certainly stay there again if we return to Hanmer.

Thank KerryL2803
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel could not be in a better place, right opposite the springs and also lots of pubs and restaurants. The room was well equipped with a comfy bed. It had tea/coffee facilities and a lovely bathroom. It had a kitchenette for anyone to use, so could take food and then sit in the communal sitting room. Booked again for...

Thank Joanne R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and owners. Great location. It is right across from the pools and they offer towels to take over to pools with you. Excellent facilities. Shared kitchen is well stocked and open 24 hours.

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Spent 2 nights here and it is walking distance to the village and right opposite to the pools, if you choose to go there. Not me! The Manager Andrew was very helpful and lent me a mobile phone charger as i had left mine in Christchurch. Lovely open fire at night as it is vey cool when the sun goes...

Thank australia4169
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 October 2016

In Hanmer for a birthday party so booked here for the night. Very clean and although we had a small room it was very comfortable. Tea and coffee facilities and a TV plus a very comfortable bed. Staff were friendly and helpful. There is also a communal kitchen and lounge area which looked great. Right in the central area close...

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Felt like a hotel but an immaculate kitchen allowed you to cook for yourself and plenty of room to eat, relax and socialise. Loved it. Large towels provided to walk across the road to the hot springs were appreciated

Thank Henrietta E
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 September 2016

A wonderful warm and friendly place to stay. Hosts went the extra mile to accommodate us. The Inn is very central and situated across the road from the Hot Pools and close to the shops. Rooms very comfortable. Would love to stay there again!

Thank vicki_morkel
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Really good home made baking for morning and afternoon teas; variety of healthy lunches and great dinners with pavlova and fresh fruit salad for dessert! There were twenty of us and we never finished the food they supplied. Friendly owners, good rooms, big comfortable lounge with fireplace. Highly recommended.

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great weekend Have stayed here prior and the service was as good as the first time. Relaxing atmosphere the owners and staff were very friendly and helpful. Good size rooms close to restaurants and the pools

Thank joannemI1285PG

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Additional Information about Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs

Address: 2 Harrogate Street | North Canterbury, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Price Range: ₹ 5,513 - ₹ 7,691 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Drifters Inn Hanmer Springs 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“All rooms seemed well situated”
 of 5 bubbles 776joanner, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I booked 2/3 months in advance and I got the smallest room. Not sure how this works?”
 of 5 bubbles australia4169, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have mountain views and vary in size etc”
 of 5 bubbles vicki_morkel, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“no 22 is huge but not looking at the mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Enjoy ! It's fabulous”
 of 5 bubbles armageddonpaintball, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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